The death info I have is not specific. In my database, I only have "died before 1879" which I based on a marriage record of his son, Pedro. Pedro's marriage record notes that Benito was deceased at the time of Pedro's 1879 marriage.
named as deceased parent of groom --p. 3-102, GSHA Holy Trinity (Trinidad, CO) marriages 1866-1884). Vo. 1, p. 178, Entry 3. 25 Dec 1879. Pedro SANDOVAL from Mora County, NM, widower of Dolores CORDOVA, s/ Jose Sandoval (def) and Maria Asencion ESPINOZA m. Antonia MARTIN from Mora County, NM, resident of Trinidad, widow of Naboris ? BLEA, d/ Jos. Trin.? MARTIN (def) and Gregoria CORDOVA. Padrinos: Joseph Raphaela RUIVAL & Maria Encarnacion SEGURA.
Other information that I have on Benito is from Charlene Garcia Simms' booklet, "El Pueblo, 1854Christmas Tragedy." I must not have found Benito's death date in that booklet because I think I would have entered it at the time.
You can write Charlene at firstname.lastname@example.org
and ask if she knows. She is very knowledgeable about the El Pueblo event.
Let me know what you learn.
Sincerely, Gloria Cordova